Project TiTANIUM After years of use (and abuse), it's about time I upgraded my PC. It's been ages since I last had a suited up beast of a PC that I could be proud to own. Today this changes with the last few parts arriving from MSI and Corsair this morning. The spec: CPU - Intel i7-6950X Extreme 3.00GHz (Broadwell-E) Socket LGA2011-V3 Processor COOLER - Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler RAM - Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (8x8Gb) DDR4 PC4-24000C15 3000MHz Quad Channel Kit - White LED MOBO - MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Intel X99 Motherboard GPU - 2x MSI GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" 8192MB GDDR5X Graphics Cards in SLI GPU Access. - NVIDIA GeForce GTX SLI HB BRIDGE - 4-Slot PSU - Corsair RMi 650W '80PLUS Gold' Fully Modular Power Supply PSU Access. - CableMod ModMesh (Nylon) Custom Corsair Cables - Silver & NVIDIA Green (24 Pin ATX, 4+4 Pin EPS & 2x 8 Pin PCI-E) SSD - Intel 750 Series 400GB PCIe 3.0 X4 HHHL Adaptor NVMe Solid State Drive CASE - Vector Custom Design VBC01 Benchtable FANS - 4x Corsair ML120 PRO LED White 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fans The Theme: I think it's pretty obvious what the main colour choices are here. A lot of the components were chosen not only because they are some of the best on the market, but because they compliment each other very well, or at least I hope so. I want to show you that while yes MSI doesn't have any TITANIUM-like GPUs available, you can still create a fantastic looking rig using NVIDIA's latest FE cards in their lovely metal cooling shroud that's predominantly silver with a few hints of black. The NVIDIA green logo on the cards was at first a put-off considering the largely silver/black colour theme going on here, but I think a little bit of green added into the mix from the two GTX 1080's, the NVIDIA HB Bridge and a few CableMod cables for the Corsair PSU will work well together. There's some added white LED's from the Dragon chipset heatsink on the TITANIUM motherboard, the Corsair Vengeance LED RAM and from the Corsair ML120 PRO fans. The case? This was a dilemma for weeks. I originally wanted to go for a case with a tempered glass side panel (or tempered glass throughout the side of the case) with a largely aluminium chassis (silver to match the build). However, I didn't want to hide away the hardware inside, rather instead showing it off from all angles. While it's not aluminium, I went for the Vector VBC01 case. I saw this last year and instantly fell in love with it. Sadly the white version doesn't appear to be an official model but I think black will still be OK. It has a clear acrylic shroud for all the hardware placed on top of the benchtable so this should minimise any nasty grime & dust build-up on all the nice silver components keeping it clean unlike other open-top benchtables. Glass would have been preferred but the tempered look may have obscured the hardware a little. I'll be sharing some pre-build images and final build photos very soon.